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Do you ever feel like you’re missing out on life? You’re sitting in place (literally and figuratively) while the rest of the world zooms by? The feeling is especially strong on days that literally dangle the beauty of life right in front of you, begging you to chase after it because it’s always in your reach…if you’re willing to stretch a little to grasp it.
I’m tired of not living my life. I’m tired of being afraid to take chances, risks, and spur-of-the-moment trips. I’m tired of my routine. I’m tired of being anti-social every weekend. I’m tired of being stagnant in all aspects of my life. I’m tired of being tired.
I am 24 years old. I have minimal obligations, both monetarily and personally. I have a career that allows me to invest in my dreams and desires. I have the means to take the adventures I dream about daily. I have the mind to navigate through whatever life throws at me, and the courage to do so solo.
Life is too short to hover over the “Confirm Booking” button before moving the arrow to the X at the top of the page in fear and defeat. I want to start living the life I envision myself having in the future. The future is now (or never). I refuse to let my fears weigh me down. If I’m afraid now, I’ll always be afraid.
Last Thursday I did something a little wild, for me at least. I’m a planner and a routine junkie, and spontaneity is not really part of my vocabulary. I wavered over the decision for what felt like hours (it was actually about 1 hour). Eventually, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to make a choice and so I did.
It’s pathetic how nervous I was booking this trip. My heart raced faster than it does for major presentations with clients. My mind sprinted from thought to thought. Where will I stay? What will I do? Am I doing the right thing? As of now I’m going to be all by my lonesome, although my sister is considering joining in on the East coast fun.
So why the impromptu weekend getaway booking?
(Dominican Republic December 2011)
Because I can! Life shouldn’t be complicated by such small decisions anyway.
Fingers crossed that all will be resolved by this time in NYC! Anyone want to meet up for lunch in Manhattan on Saturday, November 17th?
P.S. – Happy Halloween! I’m not celebrating because I have to drive down to the cornfields for the night. Bummer…but there are worse things in life. Turn on the TV and see for yourself.
Have you ever taken an impromptu trip?
How to you feel about traveling solo?